The Laura Chair

Nederlandse taalIt started out as a simple design for a chair accompanied by a story. It was a design assignment for Laura’s studies at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. [HvA]

Four fellow students wanted to create something tangible after Laura’s death. With the help of designer Bas Pruyser, they elaborated the sketch into an actual design for a chair. Once we were ready to make a prototype we needed professional assistance.

With Bas’s help, I – Laura’s father – had the opportunity to give a presentation at leading Dutch furniture designer and manufacturer Royal Ahrend. They immediately offered to come to our aid and a few weeks later Royal Ahrend had produced a prototype.
Royal Ahrend

Affected by the uniqueness and positivity behind the Laura Chair, as well as Laura’s own story, Royal Ahrend has embraced our Laura Project. Our wish is that a portion of the revenues from the sale of the Laura Chair goes directly to the Project Laura Foundation to help us achieve our goal.

A unique aspect of the modular Laura Chair is that it serves multiple purposes: it can be used by both children and adults simply by being turned upside down; by placing it on its side, it becomes a table.
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